High-school dropout Kiara Johnson has a lot on her plate. She has rent and bills to pay while caring for her brother and her young neighbor that lives next door. So she turns to something she never expected she would do to make ends meet - nightcrawling, or in other terms, sex work. Through her work, she sees her city from new perspectives - one that holds the joy, pain and resilience of its people despite failing infrastructure and a corrupt police department. Leila Mottley is author of "Nightcrawling" and joins us now from Oakland, Calif.
One night, what begins as a drunken misunderstanding with a stranger turns into the job Kiara never imagined wanting but now desperately needs: nightcrawling. Her world breaks open even further when her name surfaces in an investigation that exposes her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland Police Department. 041b061a72